Renova Energy: 15 Years of Clean Energy

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  • Emily Langenbahn
  • Promotions and Public Relations Manager

For the past 15 years, our Coachella Valley solar experts have served residents and businesses alike. We are honored to be part of this amazing community and look forward to the years ahead! Learn about how Renova Energy has evolved in just 15 years!

Renova Energy has been serving the Coachella Valley with solar and battery installations since 2006, which means the company is officially 15 years old! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at a few of Renova Energy’s biggest milestones over the last 15 years.

2005

Renova Energy’s CEO and Founder, Vincent Battaglia, started the journey to his MBA through the extension program at University of California, Riverside. His thesis for graduation? The Renova Energy business plan.

2006

Renova Energy was founded in Vincent Battaglia’s garage until his customer base grew so quickly that he needed extra storage space for his inventory.

  • Fun fact: Renova Energy installed about 20 systems in the second year of business, and by 2020, Renova Energy started installing 20 systems per week.

2008

Rebrand! Renova Energy was rebranded to Renova Solar until 2017!

The GreenZone was founded as the headquarters for Renova Solar’s rapid growth. It still serves as the company’s main location today!

  • Fun fact: The GreenZone was reconfigured using as many renewables and sustainable products as possible, such nonhazardous green paints and construction methods. Renova Solar also hired the first all-green janitorial service to keep the campus shining.

2010

Renova Solar became a SunPower dealer. This was an enormous milestone for the company because SunPower provides the best panels in the industry.

2012

Renova Solar became the first solar company in the country to be accredited by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

2014

Mycrogrid® was branded by Renova Solar in their efforts to educate people about the benefits of solar systems coupled with battery storage, also known as the microgrid. A microgrid creates energy independence for homes and businesses.

2015

Vincent Battaglia published his book Cut the Cord: How to Achieve Energy Independence by Joining the Solar-Powered Microgrid Revolution to educate the public about the solar industry’s evolution.

2016

Renova Solar established its ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program), allowing employees to become part-owners with vested shares in the company after one year of full-time employment.

2017

Renova Solar rebrands back to its original name: Renova Energy. The reason? The company has expanded its mission to be a clean energy company, not just a solar provider.

2019

SunPower awards Renova Energy with its National Intelegant Award for its commercial installation on the Porsche Palm Springs dealership. This award is presented to companies that install large-scale intelligently and elegantly designed solar systems.

2020

Renova Energy hits another milestone with over 200 employee-owners!

2021

Renova Energy is relaunching its original Renova Academy as Renova University in January 2021. The mission is to educate and train a workforce for the solar and battery storage decade to come.

Renova Energy: We Never Stop Innovating Because We Never Stop Caring

Taking a trip to the past has been quite an adventure for our team—and we could not be more grateful for all those who have supported us for the last 15 years. We are honored to be the Coachella Valley’s leading solar energy team, and we look forward for all the decades to come. When it comes to pushing forward, no one does it better than Renova Energy.

Interested in learning more about our team? Give us a call. We’d love to show you why we are Coachella Valley’s leading solar experts!

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